Monday, April 27, 2020

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day streams Starjets cover

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is streaming a cover of The Starjets 1979 track, “War Stories”, in the latest installment of his weekly cover song series No Fun Mondays.

The single from the Belfast, Northern Ireland band’s lone studio album, “God Bless The Starjets”, reached No. 51 on the UK singles charts.

“Welcome to No Fun Mondays,” announced Armstrong at the project’s launch last month. “Going to release a cover song every week until we’re let back out into the world.”

The rocker kicked off the series with a Tommy James and the Shondells classic, which was followed by a Johnny Thunders track, a 1986 Bangles hit written by Prince, a tune by San Francisco, CA punk outfit The Avengers, and a cover of the title track to the 1996 film, “That Thing You Do.”

Armstrong recently performed an acoustic version of Green Day’s 2004 hit, “Wake Me Up When September Ends”, on the “One World Together At Home” COVID-19 benefit broadcast on April 18; the tune is also featured on a benefit album of the same name in support of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

See also:

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